Ancient Southeastern Maps

1747 Bowen Map of the Southeast

A gallery of historical Southeastern maps along with an analysis of their importance in identification of early Native American Tribes.



Map Making, from Majorca to Appalachia

From the moment that Europeans learned that a New World existed across the waters of the Atlantic, map makers in Western Europe began turning maps of that New World. At first these maps were grossly inaccurate and assumed the either the Americas were part of the Orient or merely consisted of islands off the shores of Asia. As more and more log books and navigation charts were returned to Spain, Portugal, France and England by explorers, the maps grew more precise.



Nebraska Maps of Indian Land Cessions

Nebraska Land Cessions

The maps below are from the 18th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. They provide a vivid depiction of the cessation of land made by the Native Americans over time in the state of Nebraska.



Section Map of Captain John Mullan

Capt John Mullan Map 3

Section Of Map Made Under The Direction Of Capt John Mullan from data collected by him during the years 1858 to 1862 Maps lay out top to bottom, left to right



Northern Alabama Land Cessions Map

Northern Alabama Land Cessions Map

The Northern Alabama Land Cessions map was initially drawn up for a series found in the 18th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Specifically, it was created to reference the compilation by Charles C. Royce for the Indian Land Cessions in the United States. Since the map was drawn up in 1896 it



Alabama Land Cessions Map

Alabama Land Cessions Map

The Alabama Land Cessions map was initially drawn up for a series found in the 18th Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. Specifically, it was created to reference the compilation by Charles C. Royce for the Indian Land Cessions in the United States. Since the map was drawn up in 1896 it only



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